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Evaporation tray at the back of stand alone refrigerator is full of? and smells how do i clean it as it is fixed to the back of the fridge

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Syringe out drain hole/pipe with clorine bleach(clorine will gas off and leave no smell after an hour or so)clean out tray with bleach,as it will kill the bacteria that causes the smell,the higher the himidity the more often you will need to clean drain/tray.(any clean water in tray ,use to feed your house plants,

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Why is it leaking water onto top shelf


Most modern fridges have an automatic defrost that works by draining into a sort of funnel above the back of the top shelf.
The funnel is connected through the back of the fridge to a rubber drain tube that goes down the outside of the back to a heated evaporation tray under the fridge,
The hose and/or funnel can get clogged with disgusting yucky stuff, and the water spills over the top of the funnel onto the top shelf.
The fix is to clean all the bits. It's usually no big deal to take apart.
I have resorted to blowing through the tube from the bottom end and then cleaning up the mess, and brushing my teeth. Quite revolting but, that's the price I paid to become an expert.
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There may be a tray under the fridge that collects any water from defrosting . It usually evaporates from the compressor fan blowing over it . Remove lower front cover and back cover to access and clean this tray. Unplug unit before attempting this just to be safe. Hope this helps.

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This is the defrost water that collects on the collection tray - white tray on top of motor. Normally over a period of time the water evaporates off but if there is collection of dirt it can smell. So you need to PULL out the tray - use a screw driver to release the lock and the tray will come out which can be cleaned using a water jet and detergent.

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My evaporation tray is full and smells as milk has split into it and gone off -it is making the kitchen smell. Does the evaporation tray unattach from the back of the fridge?


if you can get to the tray pour in some clorine bleach,or pour some down the drain hole,this will kill any smells/bacteria.(works with all fridges).

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Milk which was spilled in the fridge has dripped into the drip tray behind the fridge and has created the most awful smell. Can the tray be removed for cleaning and if so how?


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We have a Meile fridge freezer and the smell seems to be coming from the back (no smell inside)It has been a constant smell but occasionaly gets worse. It has taken us a week to find out that its coming...


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There has been a spillage inside the fridge. There is now a smell coming from behind the fridge. How do I clean it?


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Cleaning drip tray.


I have just removed the drip tray from my fridge freezer and it was relatively easy.

Do not remove the compressor unit.

The drip tray is held in place by a metal clasp which is welded to the top of the compressor. The clasp is a flat piece of metal which must physically twisted to align with the key way in the plastic drip tray. I used thin pair of pliers to grip the clasp and twist it clockwise to line up with the tray key way. The tray then has to be carefully manouvred off the compressor so as not to cause damage or spill it foul smelling contents. This I managed to achieve fairly easily.

Clean out and install then twist the clasp to clamp the tray into position. I don't know what would happen if you didnt lock the tray back in position as it does not seem capable of falling off on its own and it would be easier to remove next time.

Hope this makes sense
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Mar 10, 2008 | Refrigerators

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There usually is a drain at the back of the fridge it's possible that this is clogged, This drain leads to an evaporation tray usually in the base of the fridge.

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Hi,
I have the same problem with the odor. I took the back off and discovered the drip pan was full of stagnant dirty water. This place is bacteria heaven. The problem I have now is that i cant seem to find a way to remove the pan without taking the motor out and everything. Any suggestions?
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